Coq au Vin

Main Ingredient
Poultry
Cook Time
Over 2 hrs.
Serving Size
6-8

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Le CreusetCoq au Vin
 
4.8

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5.0

A great dish, next day leftovers were even better

By 

from Tahoe City, CA

Comments about Le Creuset Coq au Vin:

I halved this and just used a single 4.75# whole chicken; worked great in my 4.5 quart dutch oven. I patted the chicken pieces dry and then patted them in flour, because that's how my mom does it. The recipe doesn't indicate whether to brown the chicken pieces in the left-over bacon grease, which is what I did (plus about a tbsp of olive oil because my bacon strips weren't super fatty). It took two batches to brown the chicken, about 12 minutes per batch, and left some nice bits of delicious caramelized bacon and onion char on the bottom of the pan. I used my favorite chain grocery store pinot, La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, which is like $18 at my Safeway, and is good value for a middle of the road Pinot Noir; since I halved the recipe, I got to drink the other half of the bottle, otherwise I probably would have gone for a less expensive grocery store wine like Marques de Caceres Rioja which is more like $8 (and actually an excellent budget wine so get another bottle as Chef's Privilege).

Oh I hate mushrooms, though admittedly their flavor profile would definitely compliment this recipe, so I used an equivalent weight in asparagus, which I chopped, at a bias, into little 1/4" and 1/2" bits. I would do this again.

I served it with Jasmine white rice because I'm weird, and I ended up having to put just a dash of salt over the chicken on the final plating, to bring it to excellence. Next time I'll be sure to double-check the savory while I can still mix it all up easily. And it is quite good.

My one chicken half-batch reheated nicely cold, covered, and right out of the fridge and into the cold oven, set to 300 degrees F, ready in around 45 minutes; stir once or twice. 350 seemed a little too hot.

 
5.0

Delicious!

By 

from San Francisco

Comments about Le Creuset Coq au Vin:

Great recipe. I have always wanted to make this dish and it turned out fantastic. The meat was so tender and the sauce was so flavorful!

(16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Recipe

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from New York, NY

Comments about Le Creuset Coq au Vin:

After researching several coq au vin recipes I thought this seemed the most authentic, and I believe I made the right choice! French soul cooking at its finest...my family loved it!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Really Good

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from Central Coast of California

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Pros

  • Make You A Famous Cook
  • Tastes Unbelievably Good

Cons

  • Left Overs Not As Tasty
  • Takes a lot of time

Best Uses

  • Dinner Party
  • Romantic dinner

Comments about Le Creuset Coq au Vin:

This tastes like an angel visited your kitchen. I would definitely do this for a dinner party. It would become the dish you are famous for!! But don't count on leftovers instead of the flavor maturing with time it seemed to evaporate. So make this, have friends to share so no left overs. You will really enjoy it.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Coq au Vin!

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from FL

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Comments about Le Creuset Coq au Vin:

I broke my new 5.5 qt round in that I received for Christmas with this recipe. It came out amazing and made my house smell delicious for a day. I used about 25 pearl onions (boiled and peeled) in place of the one chopped onion and added them to pancetta. I also dusted the chicken with flour before browning and wrapped all the herbs in cheese cloth. My grocery store didn't have a decent Bordeaux so I used a good Pinot and Cognac (it's all I had on hand) instead of the brandy. I prefer white meat, so I think I will try preparing with 4-6 bone in breasts w/skin instead next time. I can't wait to make this again!

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wonderful!

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from Raleigh NC

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  • Flavorful

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    • Anytime
    • Entertaining

    Comments about Le Creuset Coq au Vin:

    This was so good - could not stop eating it. The gravy was incredible. I got my first piece of Le Creuset for Christmas (5.5 quart round French oven) and love, love, love it!! Can't wait to try another recipe.

    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The Best Coq au Vin Recipe!!

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    from Edison, NJ

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    Pros

    • Easy To Prepare
    • Flavorful
    • Good Value

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      Best Uses

      • Anytime
      • Entertaining

      Comments about Le Creuset Coq au Vin:

      My husband and I had tried a coq au vin recipe before, and the taste was horrible. But this recipe is exceptional! All the flavors came through the chicken. We loved it so much that we saved the sauce and made it over tagliatelle pasta with parmesan a few days later and it was amazing! Since we did not want the extra fat, we removed the skin from the chicken. Also, we added 1/2 a teaspoon of salt to the entire recipe. Try this recipe!!!

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Will need to try this recipe again.

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      from Fairfield, CA

      Comments about Le Creuset Coq au Vin:

      I had just brought the 6.5 oval Dutch oven with a 50% off coupon and was so excited to do the coq au vin in it. I was so glad I had my larger round Dutch oven on hand otherwise the two chickens cut into 8 pieces wouldn't have fit in the 6.75 mush less in the 5 qt oval Dutch oven . I don't know how the kitchen crew was able to cook this amount of chicken in a 5 qt oval. So, once pass this kink I'll have to say I would repeat this dish with modifications as follows: only use 5-6 lbs of our favorite cuts of chicken versus 9lbs as the recipe calls for and add 1/2 tsp of salt; add carrots, celery and petite red potatoes to the button mushrooms and shallots. I would also keep the rest of the ingredients in the amount called for in the receipt such as the whole bottle of wine, 12 oz of shallots and mushrooms , etc. Overall, I am so excited with the addition of the 6.75qt oval Dutch oven and can't wait to use it again.

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      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      First coq au vin - bland?

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      from Spokane, WA

      Comments about Le Creuset Coq au Vin:

      This came out a bit...bland? My first time cooking and tasting coq au vin, so I may have had incorrect expectations.

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